Interesting facts about Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was a great English playwright and poet, author of 36 plays, 154 sonnets, and two epic poems. Shakespeare's works of the 16th and 17th centuries include “Anthony and Cleopatra, ” “Hamlet, ” “Henry VI, ” “Julius Caesar, ” “King Lear, ” “Macbeth, ” “A Midsummer Night's Dream, ” “Othello, "And" Romeo and Juliet. " Like many of the European playwrights, Shakespeare was also an actor and was part of the group.

Macbeth, one of the most popular plays in history, is performed anywhere in the world every four hours!

But in 1584, when he was about 20, Shakespeare left home and took a low-paying theater job. There, however, Shakespeare found his place in life, and by 1592 he had become a famous playwright.

Shakespeare's son, Hamnet, was only 11 years old when he died of the plague.

Shakespeare is indirectly responsible for the presence of starlings and sparrows in North America. None of them existed there until a wealthy Shakespearean fan bought and freed them in Central Park in the 1890s to bring all the birds mentioned in Shakespeare's work to the United States.

Shakespeare was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Stratford upon Avon. He wrote a curse to anyone who tried to reburial him. His epitaph was:

"Curse the man who touches these stones, And the accursed will be the one who moves my bones."

400 years after his death, there were 15 million pages about him on Google. In comparison, 135 million for God, 2.7 million for Elvis Presley, and 14.7 million for George W. Bush.